• Tue. May 16th, 2023

KLM vegan passenger slams airline over meal

A vegan passenger has slammed an airline after claiming she was given fruits and nuts as a “hot meal” on a flight.

Juanita Headley had been travelling on a six-hour flight from Accra, Ghana to London Heathrow with Dutch airline KLM.

The motivational speaker had already opted for a hot meal on board – as part of the complimentary service.

But when it came time to enjoy her meal, she was allegedly given pineapple pieces, a tangerine and a handful of nuts.

A few hours later, she claimed crew gave her a cold vegan wrap, a banana and an additional bowl of nuts.

She slammed the airline, branding it a “joke” for her lacklustre meal.

“I’m sorry, it doesn’t feed a hungry passenger on an international flight,” Ms Headley, of north London, said.

“Thank god I don’t have a nut allergy or I would have been on fruit rations.

“In this day and age where veganism isn’t a new phenomena it is unacceptable that a six-hour long-haul flight don’t [sic] carry a few extra meals for situations like this.

“Or at a minimum make sure the vegetarian meal is also vegan. That would make life very simple for crew and passengers.”

She uploaded snaps of the food online – leaving fellow vegans fuming.

One said: “In 2023 that’s simply outrageous.”

Another added: “Sorry you’ve had this experience, I’ve had similar but in 2014 and ever since I’ve always carried food just in case.”

Meanwhile a third said: “Looks like an afterthought. I’m sorry.”

However, some were less sympathetic.

“Why people never bring their own food is baffling,” one passenger said, while another added: “I reckon you’ll survive six hours.”

KLM has been contacted for comment.

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